The ENDIA study

The Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) study is finding out what causes Type 1 Diabetes so we can find ways to prevent it.

In Australia, Type 1 Diabetes in children is twice as common as it was 20 years ago. This is because our environment has changed.

If we can understand exactly what in the environment contributes to or protects against the disease, we can modify these factors to prevent Type 1 Diabetes in the future.

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  • I'm pregnant. Am I eligible?

    If you are expecting a baby and have Type 1 Diabetes yourself or have a family member with Type 1 Diabetes who would be a first-degree relative of your baby, i.e. the baby’s father or an older sibling, then your family may be eligible to participate.

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  • Frequently asked questions

    This section answers some of most common questions people have about the ENDIA study. If your questions do not appear on this list please get in touch with us via the contact page.

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  • Professional resources

    Are you a medical professional treating young adults with Type 1 Diabetes who are considering starting or adding to their family? Learn how to refer your patients to the ENDIA study.

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Meet the participants

Parker Family

Evan Parker is one of many members of his extended family that live with type 1 diabetes. His wife Andrea and son Alexander have been participating in the ENDIA study since before Alexander was born. They are contributing to finding the triggers of type 1 diabetes in hope that one day this disease might be prevented.

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